Ben Austin Dawson

Ben Austin Dawson, 87, of Eagle Point, died Dec. 7, 2011, at his residence. He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Sunnyside,CA., to Ben and Josie Kyle Dawson. He graduated from Sweetwater High School, National City, CA.  and served in the Army. On Feb. 15, 1969, in San Diego, CA., he married Amy Munson. Ben…

Walter Barker

Walter Barker, of Eagle Point,86,  died Apr. 9, 2009.      Mr. Barker was a member of the Eagle Point City Council from 1989 to 1991. On May 1, 1991 he became Mayor of Eagle Point, a position he held until January 1995. Mr. Barker was an active member of the Eagle Point Senior Center…

EP Museum now in city's hands

The final meeting of the board of directors of the Eagle Point Historical Society was held  Sept. 30. The city of Eagle Point now owns the Eagle Point Museum, the land it sits on and the artifacts contained in the museum.      Included at the final meeting was the allocation of funds from Wood…

EP Historical votes for change

Five of the seven  board of directors of the Eagle Point Museum met in a special meeting Sept. 3 to open the ballots and tally the results of an election to determine the future of the museum and the Wood House. There were two questions on the ballot mailed to members: Shall the Board of…

Eagle Point Museum to celebrate 30th year with a two-day event

The museum building being moved across bridge in Eagle Point. "New Life for an Old building" was the title of a two-page spread in the Eagle Point Independent Feb. 2, 1977 marking the move of the Long Mountain School (circa 1925 and known as District 37)  to its final resting place as the Eagle Point…

Process to turn EP museum over to city continues

Members of the Board of Directors of the Eagle Point Historical Society reported that the city of Eagle Point has voted to accept the assets of the Historical Society at the City Council meeting on October 2.      Members Helen Wolgamott, Maggie Webster, Susi Collins and Ralph McKechnie attended that meeting to answer questions…

Plan moves forward to separate museum and Wood House

The Eagle Point Historical Society Board of Directors voted unanimously to proceed to  make the Wood House and Museum separate and to put the museum under the auspices of the City of Eagle Point. This would involve obtaining a 501 C3 non-profit status for the Wood House. A committee has held two meetings with city…

City wide yard sale

This year’s Eagle Point Historical Society City-Wide Yard Sale promises to be a big one. There are at least 27 different booths signed up. The event is Sunday, Aug. 19,from 8-3 p.m.      Adair Homes to benefit Sparrow Club, a large rummage sale, elephants ears from Lions Club, VFW food booth, EP Garden Club,…

EP yard sale is Aug. 19

The annual Eagle Point Historical Society City-Wide Yard S ale will be Sunday, Aug. 19, from 8-3 p.m. Entry forms are available at the Upper Rogue Independent and at city hall.      There is an absolute deadline for booth entry and payment of Friday, Aug. 10. Booth sizes are 12 x 12 for $25…

EP Historical seats board, elects new officers

There was little interest in the election of board members for the Eagle Point Historical Society, which was finalized at their July 30 meeting. With some 160 or so members, Helen Wolgamott ran again and received 17 votes while Ralph McKechnie garnered 16 votes.  Linda Thompson received three votes, and declined the nomination. Debbie Chamberlain…